61 episodes

Going Through It is a podcast about how hard it can be to figure out when to quit and when to keep going. On season four, Ashley C. Ford talks to 13 noteworthy people about how they decided whether or not to have children – all while navigating that question for herself.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 553 Ratings

Going Through It is a podcast about how hard it can be to figure out when to quit and when to keep going. On season four, Ashley C. Ford talks to 13 noteworthy people about how they decided whether or not to have children – all while navigating that question for herself.

    Nora McInerny Couldn’t Have Planned This

    Nora McInerny Couldn’t Have Planned This

    When author and podcast host Nora McInerny found herself forming a blended family with a new partner not long after the death of her first husband, she had to leave behind any plans she thought she had.

    • 28 min
    Jenifer Lewis Gains – and Gives – Wisdom

    Jenifer Lewis Gains – and Gives – Wisdom

    As a young actor in Hollywood, Jenifer Lewis never planned on starting a family. But since then she’s played some of the most influential mother roles on TV and in movies. Along the way she’s found many different ways to mother.

    • 22 min
    Sasha Velour Wants to Be a Drag Sibling, Not a Drag Mother

    Sasha Velour Wants to Be a Drag Sibling, Not a Drag Mother

    In many ways, Drag Superstar Sasha Velour’s Drag Mothers were her grandmas, who encouraged her exploration of drag at a young age. The lessons she learned from them inform her approach to mentoring other drag queens today.

    • 30 min
    Elle Duncan Thought She Failed

    Elle Duncan Thought She Failed

    ESPN host Elle Duncan planned her two pregnancies meticulously, just like she planned her career as a sports anchor. But, health complications with her second child forced her to confront the inescapable uncertainty of parenting.

    • 29 min
    Amy Blackstone is Comfortable Knowing She Can’t Have It All

    Amy Blackstone is Comfortable Knowing She Can’t Have It All

    When the desire to have kids never kicked in, sociologist Dr. Amy Blackstone thought there was something wrong with her. When she turned to her profession for answers, she learned that “maternal instinct” is largely a myth.

    • 26 min
    Negin Farsad Felt a Sense of Duty to her Family

    Negin Farsad Felt a Sense of Duty to her Family

    Comedian Negin Farsad’s parents never pressured her to have kids. But when her dad told a story about her own birth that she’d never heard before, she felt a surprising sense of duty to continue her family’s line in America.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
553 Ratings

553 Ratings

fujdke ,

Great host!

I love Ashley C. Ford! She’s an excellent host who asks thoughtful questions and handles nuanced discussion so well. Will listen to anything she does!

QZefhcdiv ,

Good content but SO MUCH ADS

Insightful, fun to listen podcast, but Holy Ads, Batman! I’m an avid podcast listener and this one has a noticeably much high proportion of ads than almost any other other. Annoying to have to skip through such loooooooong ads that are the same every episode. Once you do skip them, there’s great content though!

klh2628 ,

Love Ashley

Ashley is a gift and such a warm presence - wish the episodes were longer!

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